Bride Tote Bag {Silhouette}

Well hello there lovelies!!!
Apologies for the lack of crafty posts here lately…
I have been crazy busy trying to get the paperwork together for our new home financing… YAY! 🙂
And I’ve been SUPER busy working on wedding planning…

So THANKS so much for sticking with us through this busy time!!!

As of today we are 101 days away from our June wedding!!!
Wedding Countdown Ticker
If you’d like to follow my wedding planning in more detail,
I have a ‘just for the wedding’ blog over here. 🙂

I Read My Road to Mrs

A wedding craft that I did just for me, just for fun, was my Bride Bag!

Every bride needs a handy little bag to carry around the wedding planning essentials!
So…
I am so excited to be able to share my Bride Bag tutorial with you today!
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Materials Needed:
  • Plain Tote
  • Sticky backed Vinyl or other stencil
  • Fabric Paint
  • Iron on embellishments (I used my wedding flowers, daisies)
  • Cute little craft iron… Or a regular iron will do 😉

    (All these materials were Christmas gifts from my sweet sister, so thanks Miss Kayli for gifting me some awesome craft supplies!!)

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First, I used my new Silhouette SD (Christmas gift from the hubs-to-be) to cut out the lettering, “Kassi’s Bride Bag June 2011”.

Next, I pulled the cutout lettering away from the vinyl sheet.
This became the stencil.
Then I peeled the backing off of the vinyl and stuck it to the tote.
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*TipSticky backed vinyl is great because once the backing is removed you can stick it onto pretty much anything and it’ll last long enough to work as a stencil.

The only fabric paint I had at the time was puff paint… but that wasn’t the look I was wanting for my bag… So I improvised…

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I just used a small paint brush to brush the puff paint onto the stencil… I used pink and turquoise paint, my wedding colors of course!

It took a few coats of the puff paint to get it dark enough on the black tote to pop, but once I got those coats on, I just left it to dry overnight.

The next morning I simply peeled the vinyl stencil from the tote and walla, insta-tote wording!! 🙂

To spice it up a bit, I ironed on a few daisies (my wedding flower of choice) using my nifty little craft iron! (Again, thanks Kayli!)

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The next, and final step is to fill your new Bride Bag with all the wedding planning essentials!!

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In went my wedding planning notebook, wedding ring brochures, hand written guest list draft, and our engagement pictures CD.

I literally carry this bag with me everywhere I go!!
At less than four months til the wedding, it’s so nice to have everything I need right on hand in my handy little Bride Bag!

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 This picture was taken by my Maid of Honor, Miss Kayli of course, after a LONG day of trying on wedding dresses!!!
As you can see, it’ll wear a girl out! 😉
But the Bride Bag in tow means less stress for the bride-to-be!!!
Now it’s YOUR turn…
We would love for you to share any wedding planning or overall marriage advice! We can use all the help we can get! 😉
P.S. I’m linking this to the Spring Themed CSI Project!!
What’s more Spring-y than a Bag for a June Bride!! 🙂
 Visit thecsiproject.com

And here…

Serenity Now Crafty Cutter Party

Comments

  1. Knit-O-Matic says:

    I carried my wedding planning binder everywhere I went from the week after we got engaged (August 2009) to the day we go married (June 2010). I think your tote is a really cute idea, its great to have fun with the whole thing!

  2. very cute and practical!

  3. Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty says:

    LOVE IT!!!!! Cant wait to make me one!! 🙂

    XOXOXO Andrea

  4. AliLilly says:

    I love it!!! It's totally cute! 🙂

  5. Naturally Me Creations says:

    An adorable bag! 😀 And that little craft iron is too cute, i've never seen one! 😀

    Thanx so much for linking this up at my party this weekend! Always nice to see you there! 🙂

  6. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Very cute! I haven't tried the vinyl as a stencil yet. That's a great idea. Hope you'll link this up to my "I {Heart} My Crafty Cutter" linky party on the 22nd. 🙂

  7. Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says:

    Such a cute idea!! I love it. And what a great gift it would be to give a newly engaged friend!!

    xoxo
    Jen

  8. To Sew With Love says:

    lovely bride bag, lady! i am featuring this on saturday! yay! ^^)

  9. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    You look so cute with your bag! Thanks so much for linking it up to share! 🙂